There is no such thing as free speech. When I hear people say you’re allowed to say what you have on your mind, I disagree. Sure you can say what you have on your mind but there are some laws that can be broken by saying what is on your mind. These days, if you say something that someone doesn’t agree with, you can be brought to court and sued for it. You can also offer your opinion on some things and obtain the same result.
These days in order to make sure that you don’t get sued for using what they call free speech, or offering an opinion, you would have to actually do an investigation of the facts before making any kind of statement. Then the person doing this could be charged with invading a person’s privacy by investigating that person privately. Now, where is this free speech that people are talking about?
To me, free speech is just like politicians when they make a statement, and in making their point they say “we have to think of the children’s future.” That is their way out for lack of anything else to say. Even friends can turn against you for making what they would call a bad statement just to advance themselves in a career or wanting another career.
In theory we have free speech, but there are so many restrictions on it that it doesn't really exist. So I will suggest just saying so much when you talk. Then say no more on the subject. It can be too much of a risk for you.
If people nowadays don’t have the brain power to think and realize what is happening to free speech, I would say they are lost to this world of people who are too preoccupied to learn things that the schools don’t teach. The restraints on free speech also affects what you see on the news. It's all done in politically correct ways. News is news, facts are facts but when they get put through a filter it is not news anymore, it becomes opinion. That's not a healthy way to keep the public informed.
That’s my rant of the day.
Have a good day.